Definition of uneven
- uneven combustion
- an uneven performance
- an uneven confrontation
His breathing was shallow and uneven.
You should check your car's tires often for signs of uneven wear.
an uneven distribution of wealth
We have an uneven number of players, so we'll have to rotate.
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before 12th century
: not level, flat, or smooth
: not straight or parallel
: not following a regular pattern : not the same in all parts or at all times
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